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I scrubbed my hands with thistles,
to feel real, to feel real.
It dawned,
a word was jaded;
and I washed
my hands,
in delay.
explore was foliage,
delightfully lost :
still wayward
but what extremity?
I liked the old equilibrium,
the one until Monday;
it had the clean spirit
of fantasy.

1 Dec 10

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a clean spirit of fantasy you say?
 — V

v, yes, the clean spirit of fantasy :
fantasy, in it's generic sense,
as a breed of thought,
rather than a particular thought.
as I'm writing this,
I've considered-
'the clean spirit of curiosity' etc...
but fantasy is not intrinsically unclean
and cleanliness of mind is highly subjective,
so clean spirit of fantasy stands.

All, I've made some other changes above.
 — sisotowbel

well in that case, i will take it, can you wrap it up for me?
 — V

aye, with ribbon?
 — sisotowbel

this is one of the best things on this site.
 — bmikebauer

Harry Jones sends his regards
 — unknown

thanks bmikebauer -
that's a very kind comment.

anonymous, who is Harry Jones?
 — sisotowbel

oh man, i really need to learn to write.
: )
 — fractalcore

...*how to write.

there -- see what i mean?
; )
 — fractalcore

 — 13fatstacks

 — unknown

 — Bukowski

Crisp and clean.
 — unknown

I liked this poem. I hope you will write writing a cv about it.
 — Morgan45

Hey look--the essay bot has a name.  Now perhaps we can do something about it's droppings all over the site.
 — unknown

vakkert dikt. veldig godt skrevet.
 — unholy

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 — Memo213

 — Empty

I wouldn't say "to feel real" twice because I wouldn't have said that at all. I think you need to wait further into a piece to start assaulting the reader with that type of ro-me-o shit.

You said hands twice, probably shouldn't have especially since scrubbed and washed is the same thing.

I dunno why I am giving this poem a "real comment" instead of randomness.

Maybe cuz thistle is a fun word. Can rhyme it with bristle.

Or throw in Bristol Palin somewhere. I've heard that's the new thing in poetry.

I guess what it is is that the first line is okay. And maybe I can see something forming from that. But whatever you did was wrong. sounds too emo.
 — aliar

Thanks for commenting, aliar -

I stand by the fact that scrubbed and washed are different things!
But yes, you're right, I said hands twice. A good observation.

Thanks for okaying my first line.
I'm sorry that, in your opinion,
I subsequently assaulted, wronged, and was 'too emo'.
I'll do my best to curb my violence and depravity and be more up about my downs.

 — sisotowbel

Sis, just be unique.

Bauer, put your ego next to mine and compare. Put your intelligence next to mine and compare. Put your physical form next to mine and compare. Put your talent next to mine and compare. Seriously, what are you even saying to me?

Are you bmikebauer? You want to have a writing contest? We can do it in real time. Name the topic. Prose or poetry. If you are the same dude, I already wrote some shit about you for lulz and posted it here awhile ago. I still have it. I should REPOST IT. But for your sake if you are still trolling this site after you emo-ly took all of your poetry down and were like U GUYS DONT GET ME... I shouldn't even waste my time.

I almost want to believe you are just someone else pretending to be him to get out your rage on everyone else.
 — aliar

i love its potent imagery.
 — bohemian

Nice. Interesting. A bit different. Thank you.
 — wolflarsen

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I can relate.
 — Backwardname

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